Depart Cape Town to travel through the Klein Karoo and Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. En route, pause Barrydale to visit a local farm school (subject to the school being open). Interact with the children and teachers to learn more about the local farming community. Continue to Oudtshoorn for the night. This town is the ostrich feather capital and centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry.
After breakfast, tour the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, its caverns sculpted by forces of nature through the ages. Return to Oudtshoorn for a tour and light lunch at an ostrich farm. Your journey continues over the picturesque Outeniqua Pass to George, the administrative hub of the Garden Route, before arriving in Knysna for the night.
Embark on a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve where you can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head for panoramic views of the lagoon. Return for lunch beneath milkwood trees and spend the afternoon at leisure to further explore the charming town of Knysna. Overnight in Knysna.
The Knysna Heads, Garden Route
After breakfast, travel via George and Mossel Bay to the town of Albertinia, which is set against the backdrop of the Langeberg Mountains. Enjoy an afternoon game drive at a malaria-free Big Five private game reserve. Overnight in the region of Albertinia.
Your safari adventure continues with an early morning game drive. An expert guide will endeavour to spoil you with sightings of the Big Five, general game and prolific bird life. Leaving the bush behind, continue to Swellendam. This charming Cape Dutch town was founded in 1745 and is famous for its youngberries, eclectic architecture and outdoor activities. Your journey continues to the seaside resort of Hermanus, which offers some of the best land-based whale watching in the world (Aug-Nov). Dinner and overnight in Hermanus.
After breakfast, depart Hermanus and travel to Franschhoek, a picturesque village surrounded by spectacular vineyards. This is where French Huguenots settled more than 300 years ago, bringing with them their age-old French wine and food culture. Your storytelling guide will guide you through Franschhoek, sharing the captivating history of the French Huguenots and the Huguenot Memorial Museum. Depart Franschhoek for Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa set spectacularly at the foot of Table Mountain, where your tour ends on arrival.